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Feel The Summer Heat With King Of The Cage: Connection At Lake Of The Torches Resort Casino

Lake of the Torches Resort Casino will again plat host to mixed martial arts global powerhouse King of the Cage on Saturday, July 18, 2009 in the Lac du Flambeau Amphitheater – also known as the Indian Bowl, in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin.

Lac du Flambeau, WI, June 30, 2009 -- Lake of the Torches Resort Casino will again plat host to mixed martial arts global powerhouse King of the Cage on Saturday, July 18, 2009 in the Lac du Flambeau Amphitheater –- also known as the Indian Bowl, in Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin. Tickets for the event are $200,
$75, $45 & $35.

This national Pay-Per-View event will feature some of the nation’s premier martial artists competing in a series of some of the best match-ups in Wisconsin history starting at 7 p.m. The event will feature renowned MMA referee Herb Dean officiating as well as special guest and former UFC light heavyweight champion of the world
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Jackson will be coaching for a second time on Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter reality show that will air on in September on Spike TV and will feature YouTube star and street fighter “Kimbo” Slice. Also in attendance will be celebrity model McKey Sullivan, winner of the 11th cycle of “Americas Next Top Model” as well as many more stars and celebrities of screen, stage, MMA, and media who have chosen to remain anonymous because of possible paparazzi interference. Guests must be at least 14 years of age and accompanied by an adult or 18 years of age to attend the show unaccompanied.

And immediately after the fights, guests and fighters alike can heat up the night with the Ultimate Playboy Playmate Party hosted by the 50th Anniversary Playmate and DJ Colleen Shannon, Miss June 2009 Candice Cassidy and Hustler model and film star Britney Brighton at Lake of the Torches’ convention center. Tickets to the after show party are $15 for men 18 years old and older and is free for all ladies over 18 years of age.

“This will no doubt be one of the biggest shows that Wisconsin Mixed Martial Arts has seen in years!” said Lakes of the Torches’ Director of Marketing Michael J. Broderick. “Lake of the Torches is ecstatic once again to pull no punches for their biggest MMA show of the year,” Terry Trebilcock, president of King of the Cage said: “We put a lot of time and effort into having the best match-ups and top fighters perform for the amazing fans in Wisconsin. The outdoor lakeside venue at Lake of the Torches is one of the most phenomenal settings for what will be an absolute war of a fight card.”

KOTC: Connection Fight Card

Professional Fights

Nick Gaston vs. Mike Westbrook, Heavyweight Gaston makes his pro debut coming off an amazing 12-0 amateur record out of Ohio. Famed former NFL star and fighter on MTV’s popular TV show “Bully Beatdown,” Michael Westbrook steps into the cage with heavy and phenomenal ground skills. If you thought Westbrook was tough on “Bully Beatdown,” you haven’t seen anything yet.

Lucas Bower vs. Caleb Nelson, Catch Weight 195 lbs. Bower moves up a weight with his 7-2 record attempt to put down No. 1 Wisconsin ranked light heavyweight Caleb Nelson. Wisconsin local Nelson recently stunned local fans with a recent victory over “Smilin” Sam Alvey

Sam Alvey vs. Dave Roberts, Light Heavyweight “Smilin” Sam Alvey is currently 5-1 after a great win on the heels of a disappointing loss to No. 1 ranked Caleb Nelson. Sam looks to prove once and for all that he is a national contender against California fighter Dave Roberts. Roberts, who apart from being a former contestant on the hit T.V. show “The Ultimate Fighter” is also the best friend of “Rampage” Jackson. “Smilin” Sam has stated that he has no concerns’ about having “Rampage” in his opponent’s corner, and still plans on destroying him in front of “Rampage” and millions of King of the Cage fans on national Pay – Per - View. This looks to be a 3 round war.

Ricky Stettner vs. Ernie Paulson Welterweignt Stettner steps in with ground effects and a respectable chin against one of the biggest fan favorites and Rhinelander’s own Ernie Paulson. Paulson, one of the few certified amputee mixed martial artists in the country and practitioner of Brazilian Jujitsu, loves to stand and bang with a chin to support his trade and a true warrior’s heart. And just because he is an amputee doesn’t make him a pushover. Paulson expects and gives no mercy in the cage and has placed Stettner on notice. According to Paulson, “This guy (Stettner) is going to know what it is like to get his a** kicked by a one legged man.”

Other Epic Pro Bouts:

Dave Hipke vs. Jimmy Zidek

Rob Mondloch vs. Jon Barker

Chris Skoglund vs. Torre Reams

Derek Griffin vs. Kyle Kennedy

Amateur Bouts:

Jason Hamilton vs. Adam Cope

Jason GIgnac vs. Shane Cadotte

TBD vs. Stephanie Schneider

Plus many more.

To purchase tickets for the fights and the after show party, please see the Player Services desk at the casino or call 1-800-25-TORCH (86724) ext. 6222. More information is also available at www.lakeofthetorches.com or www.kingofthecage.com
Situated on the shores of Pokegama Lake and nestled in Wisconsin’s Northwoods, the Lake of the Torches Resort Casino has a feel of a classic Northern retreat and reflects its Ojibwe culture and heritage. The casino has over 800 slot machines (including a non-smoking area), 12 blackjack tables and three poker tables, a high-stakes Bingo Hall seating up to 500 persons, the 24-hour Game Time Grill and the Eagle’s Nest Restaurant. The hotel has 101 well–appointed rooms, the Dancing Waters Lounge and the Woodland Oasis pool area. The 8,500 square-foot Convention Center with the Hall of Nations offers an outstanding venue for entertainment, receptions, trade shows, meetings, presentations and seminars.

More information on upcoming events at Lake of the Torches is available at www.lakeofthetorches.com.

Source: Lake of The Torches Resort Casino